Fri, 20 October, 2023
TWI has been working as part of a project consortium on the CoPropel project to demonstrate and validate the potential for composite propeller use in the maritime sector.
The propellers developed during the project are manufactured with resin transfer moulding (RTM) using smart tooling and monitoring, and incorporating a structural health monitoring (SHM) system to monitor blade conditions during operation. The propeller shape has been designed to minimise fuel consumption and reduce underwater radiated noise. In addition, the project team are also preparing relevant certification procedures and validating both model and full-scale sea conditions.
CoPropel project partner, Nick Markov from the Bulgarian Ship Hydrodynamics Centre (BSHC) attended both the International Naval Architecture and Maritime Symposium and the Expomaritt Exposhipping Istanbul Maritime Expo in Istanbul between 11 and 14 October 2023.
During the events, Nick was able to discuss the project with key players from the maritime industry, introducing the activities being performed as part of the CoPropel project.
If you want to know more about CoPropel visit the dedicated website and follow the project LinkedIn account.
COPROPEL has received funding from Horizon Europe under grant agreement 101056911.